Florida's Center for Research and Education in Bowen Theory
This year's conference to be hosted on Zoom A link and password will be provided upon registration
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• $110 Early-Bird Registration (received by 2/27/21)
• $125 Individual Registration (after 2/27/21)
• $100/person Groups of 3 or More (registered and paid together)
• $25 Student Rate (with ID)
• $10/person 6 CEUs for Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC processing fee
• Complimentary admission for Albizu students, staff, and faculty
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Featured Speaker: Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT
Victoria Harrison, LMFT, began life as an anxious infant, born while her father survived the Battle of the Bulge and her mother lived with her conflictual parents.
She consulted with Murray Bowen about "her miserable situation" after graduating from Rice University, cutting off from her rural Texas family, and moving to Baltimore, Md.,
for graduate school. Details about her study of Bowen theory since 1975 are available as an interview for Murray Bowen Archives Oral History Project at www.murraybowenarchives.org.
Ms. Harrison brings lifelong curiosity about anxiety and family systems in evolution and human functioning to think about one's own family, clinical practice
and research based in Bowen theory to the FFRN annual conference. You can read about her published articles and books under Faculty at www.thebowencenter.org and at www.csnsf.org.
9:00 – 10:30
Presentation & Discussion / The Functions of Anxiety in Nature and the Family
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – Noon
Discussion / Implications for Clinical Practice
1:00 – 2:30
Presentation & Discussion w/Family Diagram Exercise
Anxiety and Adaptation in One's Own Family History
Differentiation of Self; Epigenetic Transmission of Reactivity
And Anxious Reactions and the Brain
2:30 – 3:00
3:00 – 4:30
Presentation & Discussion w/In-Class Exercise
Observing and Managing Anxiety in Differentiation of Self
Goals and Objectives:
1. To define and illustrate anxiety as "the capacity of life to adapt to threats, real and imagined," rather than as a psychiatric pathology.
2. To examine circumstances experienced as threats in one's own family, and to consider the impact of these experiences over three generations.
3. To identify these anxiety reactions in one's own physiology and behavior.
4. To practice ways of interrupting these anxiety reactions that can be taught to others in therapy
The Florida Family Research Network (FFRN) is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education (Provider # BAP-182 Exp. 3/31/2021). Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education. FFRN and CAU maintain responsibility for the programs.